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John and Fonda Elliot have become the largest donors in Kent State University’s history, providing the largest total outright gift of $10 million as well as a $2 million planned gift. John and Fonda Elliot have become the largest donors in Kent State University’s history, providing the largest total outright gift of $10 million as well as a $2 million planned gift, benefiting the College of Architecture and Environmental Design. In honor of Mr. and Mrs. Elliot’s generous legacy of giving,...

Snow covers the Kent State University campus. Dear Members of the Kent State University Community:   Northeast Ohio has enjoyed a warm fall season, but we all know that winter will arrive soon. One of our roles as university leaders is recommending cancellations and closures due to severe weather.   While the safety of our people is our priority, in general the university does not close or...

Mietek Jaroniec, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, was appointed to the editorial board of the journal Science Advances. Mietek Jaroniec, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences and one of the most highly cited scientists in the fields of chemistry and materials science, recently received two significant honors. He was appointed to the editorial board of the journal Science Advances,...

The Vindys (pictured), with specials guests The Speedbumps and Party of 2, will take over Packard Music Hall on Saturday, Oct. 20, for a benefit for Trumbull families in need. (Photo credit: Leslie Davis, Cusano Photography) One of the most sought-after bands in Northeast Ohio, The Vindys, is teaming up with Kent State University at Trumbull and its concert series to raise money for Rock4Reason and Flash’s Food Pantry at Kent State Trumbull.   The Vindys, with specials guests The Speedbumps and Party of 2, will take over Packard...

Kent State University President Beverly J. Warren and Eastern Gateway Community College President Jimmie Bruce pose for a picture after signing an agreement to form a strategic partnership. Kent State University and Eastern Gateway Community College (EGCC) have formed a strategic partnership that will create new access to courses and degrees for thousands of students living and learning on Ohio’s eastern border. Leaders from both institutions met Oct. 10 at Eastern Gateway’s Steubenville Campus to sign the agreement and celebrate...

Workers install a green roof onto the lower roof of Taylor Hall at Kent State University. The plants help insulate the building, control water runoff and provide less glare. At the 16th Annual CitiesAlive Conference recently held in New York City, a consortium of Ohio universities was selected as one of the first four North American regional centers of living architecture by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities and the Green Infrastructure Foundation. Faculty from Kent State University will join colleagues from the...

Celeste Dawson credits Kent State Celeste Dawson had made up her mind. She was not going to attend college, and that was her final decision.  Her story could have ended there, but thanks to the support of her parents and a learning community program at Kent State University, her life is now filled with opportunities she never imagined. Shortly after high school, Ms. Dawson’s...

Deborah Belintani Rosa, a theater production major, came from Brazil to Kent State University at Stark to study in the United States. Deborah Belintani Rosa plopped down in front of the Pantheon and started to draw. The former Roman temple served as a backdrop for Ms. Rosa’s sketch as she documented the moment over spring break. It was her first visit to Rome and the opportunity came thanks to a class she enrolled in to study Baroque art abroad with Marie Gasper-Hulvat, Ph.D....

Kent State Employee Wellness is reminding employees and families to get their free flu vaccination ahead of this year’s flu season. Kent State Employee Wellness is reminding employees and families to get their free flu vaccination ahead of this year’s flu season. The flu shot clinics are open to all students, faculty, staff and dependents. Find information here about opportunities to get flu shots at the Kent and Regional Campuses.  

Heather Caldwell, Ph.D., a professor of biological sciences at Kent State University, was awarded a $450,000 grant to study how oxytocin affects the development of the female and male brain. Heather Caldwell, Ph.D., a professor in Kent State University’s Department of Biological Sciences, recently received a $450,000 grant to study the role that oxytocin plays in the developing brain. Labeled by some as “the bonding hormone,” oxytocin is well known for helping pregnant mothers with uterine contraction while in labor, milk letdown...